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by Hissing Syd
25 Feb 2016 14:22
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Trattoria Raffaele; Let's hope prices stay the same
Replies: 7
Views: 3755

Re: Trattoria Raffaele; Let's hope prices stay the same

I love Tratt Raffs, and am glad they have the exposure/recognition, but I thought the article was a nasty, snide, passive-aggressive piece of journalism. I'm not bothered by "unfashionable part of SE London" - if that's what he thinks, his opinion, his loss, but why open by remarking that ...
by Hissing Syd
23 Feb 2016 12:25
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Yummy Mummies, Wet Wipes & Archies
Replies: 36
Views: 15527

Re: Yummy Mummies, Wet Wipes & Archies

Such a divisive topic, and one that will obviously put people on the defensive... but I must say, I have every sympathy with the behaviour you're referring to, Rod. A friend of mine and her husband were recently in an Italian restaurant with their three year old. Towards the end of the meal the litt...
by Hissing Syd
16 Feb 2016 11:51
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Does #TalkTalk care?
Replies: 23
Views: 17645

Re: Does #TalkTalk care?

I've been with TalkTalk for six years, always found them great - fantastic speeds, phenomenal value for money. Convinced my parents to go with them, and my Dad (aged 81) also has had only good experiences with them. Every time I've needed to speak to them or have had them ring me, my hackles have go...
by Hissing Syd
21 Nov 2015 12:04
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Handyman handy.co.uk?
Replies: 2
Views: 1332

Re: Handyman handy.co.uk?

That's great, thank you!
by Hissing Syd
10 Nov 2015 11:07
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Lewisham Card Has Launched
Replies: 19
Views: 5278

Re: The Lewisham Card Has Launched

Looks great - 10% discount from a roofing company for a tenner, at the beginning of winter, seems to make sense to me. Purchasing now...
by Hissing Syd
10 Nov 2015 11:04
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Irish Travellers - 154-158 Sydenham Road
Replies: 11
Views: 6227

Re: Irish Travellers - 154-158 Sydenham Road

To the OP, if you read this - you mentionioned having lost your possessions. Unless this has changed, perhaps you could post here and let the community know if there is anything you need that might be donated? Many friends of mine have been guardians - I can well appreciate the situation must have b...
by Hissing Syd
10 Nov 2015 10:49
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Thinking of setting up a singing group
Replies: 9
Views: 3570

Re: Thinking of setting up a singing group

Sorry for the late reply - I don't have time to visit here too often. That's great and you're most welcome to it. Will PM you now...
by Hissing Syd
5 Nov 2015 13:06
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Handyman handy.co.uk?
Replies: 2
Views: 1332

Handyman handy.co.uk?

Thinking of using these guys - any recommendations? I felt sure I saw a post on here praising them, but can't find it. Would appreciate anyone who can feed back...

Thanks
by Hissing Syd
5 Nov 2015 12:48
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Thinking of setting up a singing group
Replies: 9
Views: 3570

Re: Thinking of setting up a singing group

I was literally just about to throw a load of sheet music in the recycling - mostly musical theatre stuff. Let me know if you'd like it, or if there is anywhere more positive I could deposit it. It's photocopied pages, some taped together.

Cheers!
by Hissing Syd
5 Nov 2015 12:46
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Can anybody recommend an estate agent?
Replies: 24
Views: 9700

Re: Can anybody recommend an estate agent?

I also bought through Mann Countrywide. It was a lengthy purchase - I used their finance broker and their solicitors too, and have nothing but good to say about them. Good luck!
by Hissing Syd
29 Oct 2015 11:52
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Loft hatch widening - recommendations, please?
Replies: 8
Views: 3593

Re: Loft hatch widening - recommendations, please?

Many thanks for your responses, both of you! I've got the number of the man you mentioned, Oaktree, and will give him a ring.

Thanks again for taking the time,

HS
by Hissing Syd
26 Oct 2015 10:32
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Loft hatch widening - recommendations, please?
Replies: 8
Views: 3593

Re: Loft hatch widening - recommendations, please?

Thanks for your response, Mosy. I take your point re structure etc, but at the moment the hatch is so small that there is no possibility of gaining access to the loft, short of forcing Oliver Twist up there at gunpoint. I know it can be widened, as my neighbour's house is the twin of mine and has a ...
by Hissing Syd
18 Sep 2015 10:37
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Loft hatch widening - recommendations, please?
Replies: 8
Views: 3593

Loft hatch widening - recommendations, please?

Morning! I have a ridiculously narrow loft hatch in my house, which needs widening, and ideally an extendable ladder fitting. As ever, I'm on a very low wage/budget, but I can't put this off any longer. If anybody could recommend someone good and reliable, who wouldn't cost the earth, then I would b...
by Hissing Syd
12 Sep 2015 10:44
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Consultation on proposed changes to rubbish collection
Replies: 7
Views: 4626

Re: Consultation on proposed changes to rubbish collection

Thanks for posting this. I really don't see any value in putting resources behind food waste collection - other than bones there is nothing of that sort that I put in my bin, everything goes to compost. I appreciate we're all different and not everyone has a garden, but small waste like this is much...
by Hissing Syd
23 Aug 2015 10:08
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Mopeds
Replies: 29
Views: 12153

Re: Mopeds

It's been a growing problem for a while and is really unpleasant. A few weeks ago I was walking up Kangley Bridge Rd to Lower Syd station and a large group of guys on mopeds all shot up there riding on the pavement. It was the opposite side to where I was, but there was a young woman walking there a...
by Hissing Syd
24 Jun 2015 09:08
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: PFC Penge Food Centre Sydenham Road
Replies: 54
Views: 28286

Re: PFC Penge Food Centre Sydenham Road

Yes - when I queried, I was made to feel it was my fault. I was a big fan before then, but I avoid now.
by Hissing Syd
3 Jun 2015 15:25
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham High St Stabbing
Replies: 69
Views: 37861

Re: Sydenham High St Stabbing

Like previous posters, I'm shocked and saddened by what's happened, and hope all responsible can be brought to justice. I've mentioned here before that having been a victim of violent crime in the past, it's always at the forefront of my mind. That being the case I can state unreservedly that I cons...
by Hissing Syd
17 May 2015 13:13
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Fishy Question
Replies: 9
Views: 3808

Re: Fishy Question

Thank you both for your replies. That's a damned good idea re Billings. I shall stick my head in and if they can get hold of them I shall toss them into my wok.

Cheers!
by Hissing Syd
16 May 2015 11:33
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Fishy Question
Replies: 9
Views: 3808

Fishy Question

Does anyone know of a local chippy where you can buy whitebait? I know there's one in Brockley, but we don't drive a car - just walk everywhere - so that's a bit too far.

Just thought I'd ask as very partial to a bit of whitebait. Answers on a fishfinger, please. Thanks!
by Hissing Syd
16 May 2015 11:25
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Fox Cubs -Sydenham Road / Newlands Park
Replies: 37
Views: 13472

Re: Fox Cubs -Sydenham Road / Newlands Park

I rarely get chance to login and post anything here, but have been meaning to thank you for ages for posting these pics - I first saw them on a grim early morning train ride into town a few weeks ago, and they brightened a dull day nicely!